These days American politics seems pretty raw and the public pretty angry. This anger is directed at both major presidential candidates and both major parties. Similarly, large financial institutions are also facing intense criticism. And while it often seems today's situation is unique in all of history, it has been like this before. In the years during the Great Depression, after the stunning collapse of stock markets, real estate and banking, a major populist Governor and later Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, spoke to this anger. A prolific and popular orator, Long once said, "Corrupted by wealth and power, your government is like a restaurant with only one dish."
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